Homemade Meatball Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
September 9, 2019

Homemade Meatball Recipe

Ever since I watched the movie “Wedding Singer” with Adam Sandler, I wanted to learn to make delicious meatballs like the old lady who performed, “Rapper’s Delight.” Not that I wanted to make a meatball that I would just hand to someone, but one that would actually stick together and taste good! I searched and searched for recipes online and couldn’t really find anything that sounded like the ingredients I wanted to use. I asked my family and friends and amazingly enough, nobody really knew of a good recipe. I refused to spend $17.00 on a bag of meatballs at Costco any longer and was determined to make my own. And tonight, we did. That’s right…my husband and I together made a delicious, easy Meatball Recipe that we will be making again in the future, as well as sharing with family and friends. Basically, we combined a few different recipes together with our favorite ingredients and came up with this delicious Meatball Recipe!

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  • 3 lbs Ground Beef (80% lean)
  • 3 tsp minced Garlic (I use the jar of garlic)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cups Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 4 large eggs, beaten


Homemade Meatball Recipe


1 – In a small bowl, slightly beat the eggs.

2 – In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, minced garlic, grated parmesan, bread crumbs and eggs.

3 – Shape the meat into meatballs and cook in a skillet or countertop electric skillet.

4 – Cover and turn occasionally. Drain grease and serve with spaghetti noodles and sauce or with sauce alone. Enjoy!

This is a really yummy recipe and I am so excited we made a recipe that our family enjoys (kids included – woo hoo!!). I definitely encourage you to try this out and let me know what you think of it. I hope you enjoy it!

Have you tried the Homemade Meatball Recipe?


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

29 Responses to “Homemade Meatball Recipe”

  1. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I haven’t tried the recipe yet, but I’m going to. I haven’t had homemade meatballs in a long time. I prefer homemade over frozen meals.

    • Shannon Gurnee says:

      This was my first time making homemade meatballs and I love the way they turned out!!! You should definitely try making them and let me know what you think.

  2. Amber Myers says:

    I need to try this. I admit, normally I buy the already made meatballs but I bet these would be so much better!

    • Shannon Gurnee says:

      I used to buy the pre-made ones, but haven’t because they are so dang expensive. I’ve been looking and looking for a good meatball recipe, but hadn’t found one. So I combined a few and added the spices I love to use and wah lah! Yummy meatballs!

  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    I bet homemade meatballs are just THE BEST! They are going to make everything so much batter and I’m going to have to try and stop being lazy and make some myself.

    • Shannon Gurnee says:

      We used leftover meatballs to make Meatball Sandwiches and they were delicious! I’ll be sharing about those on the blog.

  4. Jeanette says:

    Oh my gosh YES! This exactly what I am craving! This looks amazing! I need to make this for dinner!

    • Shannon Gurnee says:

      They were good on pasta, in sandwiches or just by themselves. If you try them, please let me know what you think.

  5. Theresa says:

    Now, I’m craving a big pot of spaghetti and some homemade meatballs. This recipe sounds simple and delicious!

  6. Rachel says:

    I just bought ground beef so I am ready for some meatballs! My sister suggested a meatball sub as a dinner option before I went shopping.

  7. Ruth I says:

    I can still remember that Adam Sandler scene. It also makes me interested about meatballs. I think your recipe is awesome.

  8. Rena says:

    This is perfect! I have always struggled with meatballs, which I love, love, love. Thanks for explaining it so much.

  9. Catalina says:

    My whole family loves meatballs. I should make them tonight! Yummy!

  10. Brandy says:

    I have tried to make my own meatballs at home, and usually, they come out mediocre. I’ll have to give this a try! I am always up for a good meatball sub or meatballs on my spaghetti.

  11. Tasheena says:

    I haven’t made homemade meatballs in a long time. Looking forward to giving your recipe a try.

  12. Kathy says:

    This looks amazing. Homemade meatballs are the best. I’m going to have to give this a try soon. My youngest loves meatballs.

  13. Nancy L says:

    There’s nothing like homemade meatballs. My hubby gets together with my brothers-in-law about twice a year and they make large batches of meatballs then cook, seal & freeze them. It makes my life so much easier not to have to make them every Sunday (pasta day). Your recipe is very similar to theirs so I know they taste awesome! πŸ˜‰

  14. Star Traci says:

    I am married to an Italian so meatballs are HUGE in my house. This recipe looks wonderful, thanks!

  15. Amanda says:

    My family loves spaghetti and meatballs and this recipe is so simple!! I’ll have to give this a try πŸ™‚

  16. We all love homemade meatballs. This recipe seems easy enough. I totally want to try your version – it’s a bit different from others we’ve made in the past.

  17. Kimberly Storms says:

    As I can’t use bread crumbs (diabetic and need low-carb) do you have a suggestion for a replacement by chance? Sounds like you know a lot of great recipes!

  18. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I’m like you,I always usually buy meatballs already made!! Yours look so good and simple ingredients!!

  19. rika says:

    My kids love pasta and meatballs. The dish looks so good and the recipe sounds pretty easy to make!

  20. Jona Shares says:

    I am looking out for some new meals to serve as my husband is coming home next month. I want to surprise her with different recipes I got.

  21. shelly peterson says:

    These home made meatballs look delicious.

  22. Amy D says:

    This looks super easy and yummy. My kids love meatballs. I will need to try this soon. πŸ™‚

  23. trisha says:

    Hey shannon, these look great. Meatballs are my serious comfort food!

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